Custody

  • 1 custody — cus·to·dy n [Latin custodia, from custod custos guardian]: care or control exercised by a person or authority over something or someone: as a: supervision and control over property that usu. includes liability for damage that may occur b: care… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Custody — may refer to: Legal custody Child custody, a description of the legal relationship between a parent (or guardian) and child Police custody or detention, a lawful holding of a person by removing their freedom of liberty Custody (film), a 2007… …

    Wikipedia

  • 3 Custody — Cus to*dy (k?s t? d?), n. [L. custodia, fr. custos guard; prob. akin to Gr. ?????? to hide, and E. hide. Seee {Hide} to cover.] 1. A keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security. [1913 Webster] A fleet of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 custody — [kus′tə dē] n. pl. custodies [ME custodie < L custodia < custos, a guard, keeper < IE * (s)keudh < base * (s)keus , to cover > SKY] 1. a guarding or keeping safe; care; protection; guardianship 2. the right of having one s children …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 custody — [n1] supervision, charge of something aegis, auspices, care, conservation, custodianship, guardianship, keeping, management, observation, preservation, protection, safekeeping, salvation, superintendence, trusteeship, tute lage, ward, wardship,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 Custody — Nom porté dans le Tarn et Garonne et le Lot et Garonne. Semble désigner soit un gardien de prison, soit une prison ou un poste de garde (toponyme), du latin custos, custodis (garde, geôlier) ou custodia (surveillance, prison). A noter aussi l… …

    Noms de famille

  • 7 custody — mid 15c., from L. custodia guarding, watching, keeping, from custos (gen. custodis) guardian, keeper, protector, from PIE * (s)keu to cover, conceal (see HIDE (Cf. hide) (n.1)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 custody — ► NOUN 1) protective care or guardianship. 2) Law parental responsibility, especially as allocated to one of two divorcing parents. 3) imprisonment. DERIVATIVES custodial adjective. ORIGIN Latin custodia, from custos guardian …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 custody — The care and control of a thing or person. The keeping, guarding, care, watch, inspection, preservation or security of a thing, carrying with it the idea of the thing being within the immediate personal care and control of the person to whose… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 10 custody — The care and control of a thing or person. The keeping, guarding, care, watch, inspection, preservation or security of a thing, carrying with it the idea of the thing being within the immediate personal care and control of the person to whose… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 11 custody — cus|to|dy [ˈkʌstədi] n [U] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: custodia guarding , from custos person who guards ] 1.) the right to take care of a child, given to one of their parents when they have ↑divorced custody of ▪ He got custody of his son …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 custody — noun 1 legal right/duty to take care of sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ child ▪ a bitter child custody dispute ▪ joint, sole ▪ full ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 custody — n. guardianship 1) to award, grant custody 2) to receive, take custody 3) joint custody arrest 4) to take smb. into custody 5) police; protective custody 6) in custody ( under arrest ) (held in custody) * * * [ kʌstədɪ] grant custody protective… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 custody — The safekeeping (and often settlement) of investments introduced as a category of investment business under the Financial Services Act 1986 in June 1997. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary * * * custody cus‧to‧dy [ˈkʌstədi] noun… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 15 custody — 01. He is being held in police [custody] awaiting trial on a charge of murder. 02. The mother got full [custody] of her two children after her divorce. 03. It sure is cold in the building today. Could you please phone the [custodian], and ask him …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 custody — [[t]kʌ̱stədi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT: oft N of n Custody is the legal right to keep and look after a child, especially the right given to a child s mother or father when they get divorced. I m going to go to court to get custody of the children...… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 custody — cus|to|dy [ kʌstədi ] noun uncount LEGAL ** 1. ) the legal right to take care of a child: The parents have joint custody of their children. The girl s father was awarded sole custody. 2. ) a situation in which someone is kept in prison until they …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 custody — noun (U) 1 the right to take care of a child, especially when the child s parents are legally separating from each other (+ of): In most divorce cases the mother is awarded custody of the children. | have custody: a dispute over who should have… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 custody */*/ — UK [ˈkʌstədɪ] / US noun [uncountable] 1) legal the legal right to look after a child The parents have joint custody of their children (= both parents will look after the children). The girl s father was awarded sole custody. 2) legal a situation… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 custody — /kus teuh dee/, n., pl. custodies. 1. keeping; guardianship; care. 2. the keeping or charge of officers of the law: The car was held in the custody of the police. 3. imprisonment; legal restraint: He was taken into custody. 4. Also called child… …

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